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February 26, 2013

Let's perk up everyone's Tuesday with
some inspiring Before & After projects.

Yard sales, thrift shops, and flea markets are all great
venues for finding bargain chairs that need a little TLC.

Before:                                          After:

A little sanding and a coat of paint
completely transformed this mirror:

An ordinary vintage accent table is now a black and white wonder:

Take a look at this darling dresser re-do:
     Before                                                                                 After

How cute are these yard sale nesting tables?

    Before                                                                             After
Primitive and Proper

 Chalk paint highlights the fluted legs of this reproduction end table:  
                Before                                                                       After 

A much as I love this wardrobe in its
natural state, I love it painted even more:

                             Before                                                   After

When you're out thrifting don't hesitate to
dig through boxes hiding under tables.
They can hold the most interesting things.
    Before:                                                                                                    After:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Creative Home Expressions

As beautiful as this settee is with the tapestry fabric . . . .

it's even more attractive after a paint job and white linen upholstery.

The new jewelry bust was 'aged' with the
help of dress pattern paper and Mod Podge:

   Before                                                                                 After
                                                                                                                                                                                          Debbie Saenz

Find an inexpensive vintage canister set -

and experiment with your own paint techniques.
(Love the painted knobs!)

An adorable scallop-edged table makeover:
                                 Before                                                                            After

It would be a mistake to discount a piece of
furniture just because it needs a few repairs:

                                                 Before                                          After

I'm on the fence about this next project.  You know
how much I love natural wood when it's in good condition.


What do you think?


  1. What great transformations! Thanks so much for including my turquoise chair!!! Have a great week.

  2. I think there isn't too much in this life that won't benefit form a coat of white paint!!:) Lovely inspiration!

  3. Sometimes paint brings out the best in a piece. I love some of these makeovers. They are beautiful.

  4. Very inspirational images, especially looking at turquoise now that spring is arriving!

  5. I needed this inspiration . . . thank you.
    I have a few "before" projects setting on the porch, just waiting for me to get inspired.
    Sometimes a good inspiration is the little push I need to get started :)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie.
    P.S. I love that photo of the bikes covered in snow . . . it is so graphic :)

  6. Very inspiring makeovers! Love the turquoise nesting tables and the painted cupboard. xx

  7. Really inspiring images! Thanks for so many good ideas. :)